Friday, May 14, 2010

Special Nicki's wish announcement - film remake recommendations for the two heart throbs of AP

Allu Arjun & Ram Charan in a film together??? Say it isn't so.

Prathna tweeted this -
rumour: Arjun & Charan doin a movie 2gether...r they tryin 2 put the entire female population of AP & fangirls all arnd into cardiac arrest!

Heck yeah! Two hotties in one film. I can relate to what she's saying :)

Now, it’s confirmed. While the Allu’s are vacationing in the USA -- I’m here but on the other side of the country! :’( -- so many people questioned if it was really true.

Allu Sirish tweeted this -
Dint know thrs so much buzz on "Charan Arjun" bk in AP. Just registered the title, no project or story in place. Its no Karan Arjun remake!

Awesome, officially confirmed...and asking for remake suggestion?
I feel a stylish good cop, bad copy thriller will make a good Charan-Bunny starrer. Any remake suggestions? Will ppl see Bunny in -ve role?

Well, if you've been following my blog, you know I've done posts on my dream cast Bollywood remakes - Sisterhood of Traveling Pants, Peach Girl, 27 Dresses, & So Close.

I haven't taken a stab at a Telugu film remake yet. Mainly because I grew up with Bollywood and have seen hundreds more Hindi films.

Going by what Sirish has already asked and with the two hotties of Tollywood, I will try to make this remake wish work :)

For me, it does not matter if a film is remake or not. Just as long as the sources are given. When a film is remade, it has been revised with a different vision with borrowed ideas.

Bollywood has already remade a couple of Korean movies - Oldboy as Zinda, A Bittersweet Life as AwarapanMy Sassy Girl as Ugly Aur Pagli, Jo Sok as Teree Sang. Let's not get into them remaking their music.

I'm going to take it to another level and wish for a remake of a Korean drama. Dramas in Korea are equivalent to tv shows/soaps but actually do end and do not go on for a second season or so -- if they do, it would a part 2 but usually with different cast members but same title and theme.

There are actually two Korean dramas that I would like to see with Bunny & Charan. However, I am only going to talk about one of them now.

Time Between Dog and Wolf
Synopsis taken from

Lee Soo Hyun belongs to a special international narcotic drug crime investigation unit. He witnessed the murder of his mother at the hands of a gangster as a child. Suh Ji Woo is the first love from Soo Hyun's childhood with whom he was seperated from. Soo Hyun is adopted into Kang Min Ki's family and both grew up to become NIS agents. Ji Woo and Soo Hyun are accidentally reunited when the beautiful Ji Woo caught the attention of playboy Kang Min Ki. She and Soo Hyun are seperated once again because of Soo Hyun's vengence against his parent's enemies.

Time Between Dog and Wolf has 16 episodes. But turning it into one movie is do-able. If the Bollywood film, Khoon Bhari Maang, is a remake of an Austrailian tv show, Return to Eden. Why not remake a Korean drama?

When I first saw Time Between Dog and Wolf several years ago, I enjoyed it. Most dramas I've seen are slow, sappy, and more of a romance type of film. Not with this drama.  Since it's more than one dvd, I skimmed through all the disks to bring back memories and take several screen caps.

Most Korean dramas/movies (that I've seen) start off with an action-packed, thrilling scene or an intense moment, then the drama will take you back with flashbacks to make you seen what got you to that point.

Allu Arjun as Lee Soo Hyun (Lee Jun Ki)

I think Bunny is great as he is. But after Arya 2, I want to see him in more diverse roles. He is already up there for my type of perfection :)

In Time Between Dog and Wolf, Lee Jun Ki doesn't have a straight-out negative role but has a sentimental, role-changing character.

For the first 12 years of Soo Hyun's life, he grew up in Thailand and met his childhood sweetheart, Ji Woo.

Then one unexpected, dreadful evening, his mother gets killed right in front of his eyes! He has no idea of who the killer is because all he could remember is the mask and tattoo on the arm.

Since then, he re-located in Korea with a family who took him in. He hated the idea at first but slowly accepted that his new home is with them. He becomes BFF with his adopted brother, Mun Ki.

As an adult, he joined the NIS agency with his adopted father and brother.

Ram Charan as Kang Min Ki (Jung Kyung Ho)

His family took in Soo Hyun. Mun Ki loves him as a blood brother. He is the silly one of the two who falls in love with girls at first sight.

Min Ki ends up falling for Ji Woo (Nam Sang Mi), an artist.

Ji Woo happens to be Soo Hyun's childhood love from Thailand.

Honestly, I don't have a preference who plays Ji Woo. Just having a rich, beautiful girl who is in love with the main character is good enough for me. Ileana D'Cruz, anyone?

In order to stage a new identity to capture the Triad boss, Miao; Soo Hyun's death was staged. Therefore, he went undercover as Kay to join Miao's gang. With only two people -- his adoptive father & boss -- knowing about his identity only to discover that Miao is the same person who killed his mother!

Prakash Raj as Miao??

Will Soo Hyun manage to work undercover? Or will his emotional feelings get in the way? What happens when he comes face-to-face with Mun Ki & Ji Woo as Kay, a gang member?

I tried my best to describe what Time Between Dog and Wolf is all about, without giving away too many spoilers.

If the Bunny-Cherry film doesn't get remake with my wish, it's okay. It's already great to know that both of them will be in *one* film together. Besides, I have more ideas/suggestions for a remake :)


cmleigh said...

Bunny would have to do drag??? The story sound very interesting but to put bunny in drag would be a crime. lol!

I am down with Ileana as the love interest and of course Prakash Raj was the baddie is always good in my opinion.

Nicki said...

Hmmmm? You must be reading it wrong, lol. No drag in film :)

Anonymous said...

The film itself sounds very interesting, shoulg get to see the original before the remake...

I think they should definitely play cops, investigative officers we don't get enough of these films with the popular heroes plus they would look great in uniform.

Have you suggested it to Sirish coz you should.

Nicki said...

filmizest - It is a good drama, not my #1 (which I plan to blog soon).

I agree, I love the men in uniforms.

I don't know if Sirish saw or not. I didn't tweet it to him with @allusirish

bollywooddeewana said...

Generalyy i hate remakes ofr when bollywood films copy, i think it makes bollywood look unoriginal and people criticise but if they so want to remake a film then i guess i would like them to remake Miss Congeniality, it would work so well what with bollywood's fascination with beauty queens( Zeenat,Aish, Such, Lara & Priyanka), i think its bound to work

Nicki said...

bollywooddeewana - I don't mind remakes, as long as you give credit.

When I first saw Miss Congeniality, I thought of Preity Zinta. Since she's not active as much as she used to be, I don't know who else could be in that role. I'm not a huge Priyanka fan so I wouldn't cast her cause I don't think she's that great of an actress. I would have to re-think. I rather have Ayesha Takia or Kareena Kapoor

bollywooddeewana said...

I woiuldn't cast Priyanka simly cause she was areal life beauty queen, i'd go with your choices too and Sameera Reddy, i think she'd pull it off

Nicki said...

I take it back. When I saw Kya Kool Hai Hum, I thought Isha could pull off Miss Congeniality